Was It Worth It


Ratcatcher

Link Posted 31/08/2011 - 19:29
I am thinking of selling my K20D and get a K7 and I know this has been spoken about before but mainly the comparisons were back in 2009/10 when the K7 was a newbie. Everyone was taking about the good and the bad. I would be interested to know what you think now as things have moved on. Many of you did upgrade was it really worth it?.
Richard

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Mike-P

Link Posted 31/08/2011 - 19:56
AF is faster on K-7, the body is much nicer to hold imo (once you get used to it), you have more fps, video and the liveview is better.

IQ/ISO wise there is really nothing in it.

To me it was worthwhile but if you are basing the purchase purely on picture quality then I wouldn't bother.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 31/08/2011 - 20:15
cardiff_gareth wrote:
So basically if you don't use live view, think video is gimmicky and don't need faster AF then best to save your money

Worth it to me purely for the faster AF and better fps but otherwise yup, save your money.

Of course if you are getting into weddings a lot of photographers are now charging extra and doing video on their DSLR's .. so maybe not so gimmicky.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 31/08/2011 - 20:18
Plus you got yours for less than they go second hand now, Mike!

I upgraded from a K200D so not only got better IQ, I got a 'pro' type body. So it kind of made sense. But with the same sensor under the hood, and similar levels of external controls, I would only go for a K7 in your shoes if the price was exceptional. Otherwise going straight to the K5 just makes vastly more sense, even if it means waiting for the prices to drop further.
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womble

Link Posted 31/08/2011 - 20:25
If and when I upgrade my K20D I'll go straight to the K5, unless something else is on offer by then! LOL... The areas where the K7 is an improvement on the K20D aren't ones I'm very bothered about. High ISO IQ is something that tempts me a great deal.

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 07:46
I echo Wombles thoughts, especially since the K5 prices have been falling a bit lately
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 07:52
having owned a K20D I skipped the K-7 and waited until the K-5 appeared. if the K-3 is similar to that jump I shall wait until the K-1
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
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robbie_d

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 09:23
Smeggypants wrote:
having owned a K20D I skipped the K-7 and waited until the K-5 appeared. if the K-3 is similar to that jump I shall wait until the K-1

Where will they go after the K-1?!

The K0.5?
The K-minus 1?
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myles

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 10:16
Well back in the late '70s - early '80s, they went from the K-series to the M-series. Might they not do that again?

Anyone for an ME Super D?



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johnriley

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 10:18
You mean an MD Super? Sound a bit clinical to me....
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robbie_d

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 11:33
johnriley wrote:
You mean an MD Super? Sound a bit clinical to me....

Pentax could get some endorsement deals going:

The Doogie Howser MD Super.

The Quincy ME Super D.
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womble

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 17:05
They'll probably just continue the confusion and have an M-x. I noticed in the PPG that the KX and K-x were getting confused in peoples' tagging of photos.

Mind you, we might get a KR5-D...

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Hyram

Link Posted 01/09/2011 - 21:49
I will settle for an LX-D
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Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
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rparmar

Link Posted 02/09/2011 - 16:18
I have so far stayed with the K20D, though no doubt the K-5 is a superior camera in almost every way.

If you want video the Pentax implementation is far from the best.
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